The flyer Moisés Ribeiro was suspended for two years by the Conmebol Disciplinary Tribunal. According to the studies, the athlete was caught with the corticoid substance in the body shortly after the game with the National URU, before the second round of the Copa Libertadores of America
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The case happened in February and because the condemnation of Conmebol was retroactive, the sentence has been in force since then. Corticosteroid is a steroid hormone that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, thinks it is forbidden. In a statement, the Chapecoense
said that the first sentence would be four years, but with the efforts of the legal department the time was reduced to two.
In March, the board of directors of the Santa Catarina club decided to remove Moisés Ribeiro from the group shortly after the positive result of the sample. At the time the substance detected in the anti-doping test was not revealed. The player is with his family in Bahia.
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Read the full text of the official note that Chapecoense has published on its website:
The Chapecoense Football Association announces that from yesterday the athlete Moisés Ribeiro Santos has been informed by the Disciplinary Court of the CONMEBOL
the two-year suspension period, starting in February 2018.
It should be noted that, in the presence of the Club's legal department, together with the athlete's lawyers, and the factual and evidential circumstances of the case, it was possible to make the minimum penalty of four years, provided in this case in the CONMEBOL. Anti-two-year suspension.
The club reports that there is still a possibility to appeal and that the legal department and the lawyers of the athlete analyze the decision of CONMEBOL to approve all legal measures within the prescribed period.
Finally, the Chapecoense Football Association and its legal department, respectfully, express their disagreement over the fine applied to the player by the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Court, and renew their obligation to take all necessary measures to defend the player and clarify of the facts.
Competition between Chapecoense and Atlético-PR is postponed by CBF
Due to the bad weather conditions at Chapecó airport yesterday, CBF thought it would be good to postpone the collision between Chapecoense and Atletico-PR, which would take place yesterday for the 20th round of the Brazilian championship.
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The flight with the delegation of Atletico-PR was unable to land in the city. The confrontation takes place on 13 September. The next Chapecoense
is against Vasco in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.